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Sun Dec 24, 2017, 02:38 PM

NATO: Russia Undersea Activity Highest 'Since Cold War' [View all]

Source: Newsweek Magazine




RUSSIA SUBMARINE ACTIVITY HIGHEST 'SINCE COLD WAR,' NATO WARNS

BY JACK MOORE ON 12/24/17 AT 12:50 PM

NATO officials on Sunday warned about an increase in Russian submarine activity in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, saying that it was the highest-level of undersea activity from Moscow since the Cold War.

Jens Stoltenberg, secretary-general of the military alliance, told German Sunday newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that an additional 13 subs had been added to Moscow's fleet since 2014.

“Russia has massively invested in its marine capability, especially in submarines,” he said. “Russia’s submarine activity is now at its highest level since the Cold War." He said that Moscow's fleet was now operating "closer to our shores," as well as across the Atlantic.

The alliance's top submarine commander, Rear Adm. Andrew Lennon, reiterated Stoltenberg's comments.

Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/russia-submarine-activity-highest-cold-war-nato-commander-warns-758260

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